April showers bring May flowers? More like April date ideas bring excitement and life to your month! After a long winter, we’re so excited that there’s so many fun things to do in Toronto all April long, and we’re going to keep you in the loop.
Whether you need to get a start of spring cleaning, spring shopping, or just socializing again there’s so much to explore in your city.
Check out all these things to do this month in Toronto!
3D Doubt Your Eyes
3D Doubt Your Eyes is a fully interactive exhibition features 3D hand-paintings and illusion scenes that come together to give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fantasy world.
Date night explorers of all ages can easily be part of this exciting experience by stepping into the scenes and strike poses for their cameras. Each scene brings different stories: you “communicate” with the artwork and become the most important role in a fantasy world.
When: April 1-May 19
Where: Artscape Sandbox at 301 Adelaide St W, Toronto
Kicking off the spring foodie festivals is this three-day celebration of delicious food and beverages from brands you love, or ones that you will discover as new favourites. Walk around and sample, sip, eat, and shop with your date before hitting the town for a night out or staycation.
When: March 31st – April 2nd
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building at 255 Front St W., Toronto
A Grimm Night
In “A Grimm Night,” Transcen|Dance Project’s newest creation, audiences are welcomed, masked and set free to roam a mysterious building. Stroll into The Great Hall along Queen West and put on your masquerade mask, grab a drink, and be immersed in the show – literally. You and your date can experience the stories of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty unfold around you with beautiful set ups and talented dancers.
When: March 31st – April 2nd, then April 6th – April 9th
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St W., Toronto
Lumière: The Art of Light
Explore Lumière: The Art of Light in its new home in Trillium Park! This free outdoor light exhibition allows visitors to explore the park and experience art developed by Ontario artists. Utilizing innovation, light and discovery, Artists and creators are illuminating the park under a curatorial theme of “renewal”, celebrating the change of seasons from winter to spring.
This is a free event, just head over to the park and check it out!
When: Daily from dusk to 11 p.m
Where: Trillium Park at 955 Lake Shore Blvd W., Toronto
The One of a Kind Show
Spring-ify your wardrobe, home, or find the perfect gift for upcoming occasions at the spring One of a Kind Show. This bi-annually event is back and bringing local vendors under one roof with a refreshing, spring theme so you can discover new favourites and stroll around a beautiful market with your date.
When: March 29th – April 2nd
Where: Enercare Centre at 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto
Public Sweat is a fusion of art, sauna culture, and sweat bathing. Be invigorated by heat and social connections at this unique community experience. Head over and be prepared to bask inside artist-designed saunas and sweat bathing structures, rotate through thermal cycles, and explore numerous artworks, as you rejuvenate.
When: Daily until April 23
Where: Harbourfront Centre at 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
The Stranger Things: The Experience
Hawkins Lab is inviting you to participate in a new study… What could possibly go wrong? Volunteer as a test subject and take part in an interactive journey full of ǝƃuɐɹʇs surprises. Do you have what it takes to survive a trip into the Upside Down?
The fun is far from over after your Hawkins Lab adventure. Step into the neon world of Mix-Tape and enjoy a throwback to the 80’s with delicious themed food and drinks, fun photo ops, Stranger Things merchandise, interactive performers, and radical party vibes!
When: Various dates in April 2023
Where: CINESPACE Marine Terminal Studio at 8 Unwin Ave., Toronto
The Office Experience: Toronto
Immerse yourself in your favourite mid-level regional paper company The Office Experience is a fully interactive celebration of the beloved television show. Explore set recreations, get a closer look at original show props, and shop at The Office Experience Store. It’s a win-win-win!
When: Until June 4th 2023
Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centreat 3401 Dufferin St., Toronto
Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA
You and your date can experience this quirky and eye-catching Cirque du Soleil show.
KOOZA is an innovative journey viewed through the perspective of The Innocent, an endearing yet naïve clown looking for his place in the world. A mystery item is delivered to The Innocent one day when he is flying his kite. The self-discovery journey of The Innocent, who is miraculously transferred to a bizarre but exotic world, is followed in KOOZA under the watchful eye of an enigmatic trickster with remarkable abilities.
When: April 7 – June 18
Where: Under the Big Top at Lake Shore Blvd West near Humber Bay Shores
Art Battle Toronto
Watch the city’s talented artists battle it out and transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in 3 rounds of just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the event! This is an iconic Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
All artwork will also be available for silent auction!
When: April 25th, 2023
Where: The Great Hall at 1087 Queen Street West
The Wet Gala
Think the Met Gala, but in Toronto and in support of a good (and wet) cause – water!
Over 500 of Toronto’s most influential guests will walk the blue carpet in their black tie and leather attire, delight in gourmet eats from the McEwan Catering, while enjoying live entertainment including a silent auction and a live fashion show, with all proceeds going directly to the cause.
Alongside esteemed partners, Water Ambassadors Canada is holding this unique event to highlight the issue of water accessibility in developing countries and raise funds for its water projects. The event itself,
When: April 26th, 2023
Where: El Mocambo at 464 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Karen’s Diner Toronto
Karen’s Diner is known for ‘great burgers and rude service‘, but will the food be worth the treatment. As Karen’s Diner goes, the food is great, the service ungrateful, but your experience will be unforgettable. Don’t expect special treatment at this diner because it’s all about Karen, and she won’t be taking any of your nonsense!
When: April 22nd to April 30th, 2023
Where: Trecce at 1792 Danforth Avenue
Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener
Baseball season is back! For Toronto, this means a look at the revamped Rogers Centre after announcements of renovations to the 500s level and the West Jet Flight Deck.
The Blue Jays face off for their first game at home of the season against Detroit Tigers
When: April 11th, 2023
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Jurassic World Exhibition
Get an up close look and learn more about your favourite dinosaurs at Jurassic World: The Exhibition! If your date loves dinosaurs this is the perfect new immersive exhibit, no matter how old you are!
It’s just the being in the movie and can see life-sized dinos and wander through the “world-famous Jurassic World gates” at this attraction.
When: Opening April 14th until June, 2023
Where: Across from Square One at 199 Rathburn Rd W., Mississauga
Stackt Market’s 4th Anniversary Weekend
Stackt Market is turning four and they want to celebrate with the amazing community! This includes a whole weekend of live jams, block parties, DJs, games, shopping, chefs, and so much more.
Friday the 14th will have a free kickoff party in the brewery with hip hop, R&B, and funk vibes.
Saturday will consist of block parties, DJs, and games with an after party, while Sunday will have an all day block party you can stop by.
When: April 14th – 16th
Where: Stackt Market at Bathurst, Toronto
TASC Tulip Pick Farm Opening
This iconic European-esque tulip farm is reopening for the season and you can wander through colourful fields of tulips with your date while snapping the most beautiful photos. You can even pick your own bouquet to bring home with you!
When: Opening April 29th, 2023
Where: TASC at 1415 Balfour St, Fenwick